Sugar detox results

My sugar detox ended about a week and a half ago and I've noticed a HUGE difference, y'all. It was really hard at the beginning, and I found that I was constantly thinking about food. Con. Stant. Ly. I ate more drive-thru meals than I care to admit because it was convenient and technically sugar-free. That's not good balance. It's exactly why I don't do diets where you're deprived of food.

The hardest part of the whole thing was eliminating fruit. However, I think it really helped to take a break from all sweets because when I ate a birthday cupcake, it wasn't the greatest thing I've ever put in my mouth. It was almost too sweet. If you would have asked me a month ago, I could have bathed in icing. No lie. Just pour it on me. Let's get some Reeses Pieces in there too. 


But not anymore. I feel like I've reset and I don't have the intense sugar cravings I used to have. If I do, a Quest bar or banana usually does the trick. Or a plum. Plums are SO good right now.

I lost a couple of pounds, too. Well isn't that special.

One habit I've stuck with since the detox is frying a couple of eggs in the morning while I'm packing my lunch and my coffee is brewing. If you get the timing right, not only do you finish everything at once with the same satisfying efficiency as your Excel formula working, but I found that eating a high protein breakfast closer to when I wake up has actually kept me full for longer. I used to get ready in the morning, drive to work, settle in and then eat at around 9-9:30. Now I eat 2 eggs at 7-7:30 and I'm not even hungry til about 11 when I have first lunch.

Yep, that means no second breakfast anymore.
Times they are a-changin'.

Y'all, I'd recommend the detox if you need a kick start. It's nothing special, I just did 10 days of no added sugars or fruit. I wasn't a Nazi about rando sugars found in vegetables, like carrots, or the 1g/serving of sriracha. I was really the most concerned with the sheer amount of added sugars from sweets I was eating. I eliminated fruit too just to feel totally reset. Let me know if you did it and how you feel as a result!

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  1. Without realizing it, I kind of stopped eating sugar for most of the summer as well. Then I had an Orange Crush one day out of desperation and nearly choked with how sugary it tasted!
    Also, Excel formulas are the shit. :) Happy hump day love!

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    1. Yep, same happens to me when I drink soda. I just can't hang.

      And yeah man, pivot tables rock my world.

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  2. Other than my current watermelon obsession, I find most things too sweet for me now too since doing the Whole30ish plan in June. I'm still technically rolling with it since it feels natural at this point.

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    1. Watermelon is SO GOOD right now! I ain't mad atcha.

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  3. Just curious- did you try to avoid all carbs (rice, pasta, etc) or just added sugar (table sugar, candy, etc)? Thanks!

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    1. I mostly just avoided added sugar and fruit. I tried to eat fewer carbs, but that didn't really work out.

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